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News Review
Poll Workers Are Needed for the November 6, 2012 Election
Posted Date: 9/5/2012

Department of Elections
City and County of San Francisco
John Arntz, Director

For Immediate Release

SAN FRANCISCO, September 5, 2012 – The Department of Elections is currently seeking poll workers for the upcoming November 6, 2012 Consolidated General Election.

It takes more than 2,500 poll workers to conduct an election. Poll workers operate polling places on Election Day and assist voters in every part of the voting process. They must attend a training class prior to the election, in which all duties are explained in detail. Lead poll workers must also pick up materials before Election Day and transport them to their assigned polling place on the morning of the election.

Applicants must be United States citizens, age 18 or older, and registered to vote in California. All positions are one-day assignments and pay between $125- $170.

Individuals interested in serving as poll workers may complete the online application at

For further information, please call the Department of Elections’ Poll Worker Division at (415) 554-4395.